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  • Bears nip Mounts in OT

    Bears nip Mounts in OT

    Megan Mahlandt scored for the Lady Mounts. Read More
  • District Champs!

    District Champs!

    Ephrata players celebrate after winning the District 3 Championship. Read More
  • District Bound!

    District Bound!

    Matt Kreider and Lauren Moyer qualified for the District Golf Tournament. Read More
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Upcoming Varsity Events

  • 19 Feb 2018
    Boys Basketball at Lower Dauphin — D3 Playoffs 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM


Mounts Photo Pool Created

ImageYou don't have to be very observant to notice the recently added photos on the right side of the website. I recently created a photo pool on the popular flickr website. Anyone can join flickr for free, but if you upload a considerable amount of photos, you may want to pay a nominal $24.95 yearly fee, which will allow you to upload 2GBs (that's a lot) of photos per month.

The pool that I created is titled Ephrata Mounts Sports Photos, and can be found by searching for "Ephrata Mounts" in the group section at . You can also go to the pool by clicking on the "what is this?" on the bottom of the small images at the right or by clicking here .

If you, or a parent, or anyone takes pictures at a recent sporting event, you can simply upload them and add them to the pool that I've created, and they will be mirrored here. At times I'll pull an image to go with a story, and I'll be sure to give proper credit to whoever took the photo.

This photo pool can be as large as we want, but please keep the photos relating to Ephrata Mounts sports and the student body.

Andy Babin has been kind enough to upload some great shots of the Ephrata Boys' Soccer team, and hopefully we'll have more contributors as well.

If anyone needs more info on adding pictures, please contact me using the contact tab at the left or at the top of the screen.

Let's keep the shutters flying and keep on cheering for the Mounts!  

Dodgeball Moving to the Fall

ImageI don't have my official documents back from the District Office yet, but I've been assured that the date for the third annual Dodgeball Tournament is secured. We've moved to the Fall to kickoff the Basketball Season. It's a time of the year that we originally tried to get, but were unsuccessful due to scheduled events at the Middle School.

So I can safely tell you that we will be at the Senior High School again, and that the "near-set-in-stone" date of the tournament will be November 10th, 11th and 12th. The Sunday the 12th date will be reserved for the Adult Tournament. Mark your calendars now for the quiet week between Football and Basketball season. Don't worry, when the Football team makes the playoffs ... we'll figure something out for that!

Over $8000 was raised for Juvenile Diabetes last year, and I'm hoping we can push over the $10,000 mark this year. I'd like some input from you as players though ... what prizes do you really want? We want to make the reward worth the effort. I've set up a post in the forum, and I'll consider any realistic wishes. As of now, I'm sticking with the prizes we offered last year (JDRF bands, beanies, shirts) and I'm hoping to find a senior (the one and only Babin perhaps?) that would like a fun senior project and give tournament DVDs out to the top Middle School and High School team fundraisers. We'll try and have something fun for the overall top fundraising team as well.

Remember to post your suggestions to the forum, you must be logged into the site. 

The Year in Review

ImageWith the 2006-2007 season approaching, I'd like to take a look back at the accomplishments that we enjoyed last season.

Ephrata teams claimed two Section Championships as the Baseball team (16-7) and the Boys' Soccer team (17-2-1) earned the crown in the regular season.

The Mounts also picked up team Sportsmanship awards in Golf, Boys' / Girls' Swimming and Boys' Volleyball, this was the second straight year for the Volleyball team to receive this title.

The Girls' Soccer team earned the Team Academic Award.

For the second straight year the Girls' Bowling Team was declared the Unofficial State Champion.

Three teams qualified for District play, they included the Boys' Soccer team, the baseball team and the Softball team.

Competing in League playoffs was the Boys' Soccer, Bowling, Baseball, Girls' Soccer and for the first time in EHS history the Boys' Volleyball team.

The following individuals also qualified for Districts: In Cross Country, Alicia Harbold, Jaime Singer, Kelly Holst, Brynn Lyons, Dana Haas. For the Golf Team, Kati Nicholas and Amy Nicholas. The Swim Team advanced Justin Brown, Dereck Fritz, Megan Royer, Amber Davies, Lia Denlinger, Allison Royer, and Shannon Ream. The Wrestling team was represented by Jared Becker and James Zimmerman. Brad Sweigart qualified for Districts in Tennis.

Taking it to the state level was Alicia Harbold (Cross Country), Justin Brown and Megan Royer (Swimming), and the State Champion Bowling team consisting of Samantha Santora, who also was a league champ and finished 2nd individually at States, and her teammates Chelsea Weik, Ashley Snyder, Christine Gummel, Caitlin Edwards and Ashlee Eberhart.

The following players all earned First Team All Star Selections: Kyle Sensenig (Football); Derek Sipe, Paul McHenry, Dan Hagey (Soccer); Marcy Dull, Karen Noll (Field Hockey); Marcy Dull (Basketball); Megan Royer [50 Free], Justin Brown [50 Free], Amber Davies, Lia Denlinger, Shannon Ream, Megan Royer [200 medley relay], Amber Davies, Lia Denlinger, Allison Royer, Megan Royer [200 free relay](Swimming); Keirah Hoerner (Softball); Brynn Lyons (Track); Melissa Speros, Arielle Gordon, Leah Sipe (Girls' Soccer); Chris Hull, Steve Tretter, Zac Schnader, Derek Sipe (Baseball); and Daryl Thomas (Volleyball).

Brynn Lyons was also the League Champion in the long jump. Derek Sipe picked up the Section MVP in soccer.

The past year also marked a new 1000 point scorer in basketball as Marcy Dull scored her 1109th point this year. Megan Royer set the school record in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 24.41.

Two Lady Mounts were also named as a nominee for the A. Landis Brackbill Award (given to the top scholar-athlete in the LL League) the were Marcy Dull and Megan Royer, who was also a finalist for the award.

District III Sportsmanship Awards were also given to Amber Davies and Paul McHenry.

District III Academic Excellence Awards (senior with 3 letters career in two sports and a 3.8 GPA) went to Amber Davies, Marcy Dull, Kelly Holst, Karyn Noll, Megan Royer, Adam Gerhart, Paul McHenry, Eric Petters, Derek Sipe and Dallas Stauffer.

The Army Scholar Athlete Award went to Megan Royer and Mike Burkholder.

The Marine Outstanding Athlete Award went to Amber Davies and Dallas Stauffer.

Brian Lesher (Boys' Volleyball) also was named Coach of the Year as he guided Ephrata to their first playoff appearance.

Congratulations to all these Mounts and if I missed anyone, please accept my apology, but let me know and I'll see to it that they are recognized!

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